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596 Washington Avenue

Construction Wrapping on Eight-Story, 16-Unit Mixed-Use Project at 596 Washington Avenue, Clinton Hill

Construction is wrapping up on the eight-story, 16-unit mixed-use building under development at 596 Washington Avenue (a.k.a. 863 Atlantic Avenue), in southern Clinton Hill. The structure measures 13,103 square feet. It will host 1,165 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by seven floors of rental apartments above. The apartments should average 727 square feet apiece, and some of them will be duplexes. Amenities include laundry facilities, storage for bikes, and a common rooftop recreational area, and all of the apartments feature some form of private outdoor space. Jacob Shwimmer’s CGS Builders is the developer and Christopher Dierig’s Midtown South-based S3 Architecture is the behind the design. Occupancy can probably be expected in the next few months. The project has largely escaped the media’s spotlight and has risen quietly since crews broke ground back in October of 2014.


22 South West Street

20-Story, 205-Unit Mixed-Use Tower Proposed at 22 South West Street, Mount Vernon

Pelham, N.Y.-based MacQuesten Development is proposing to build a 20-story, 205-unit mixed-use building at 22 South West Street, in the West Mount Vernon section of Mount Vernon. That’s in southern Westchester County, a few blocks north of the Bronx border. The proposed tower would include a mix of below market-rate and market-rate rental apartments, in addition to 5,000 square feet of retail space, Westfair reported. Dallas-based Humphreys & Partners Urban Architecture is behind the design. The tower requires the property to be rezoned. The Mount Vernon City Council is currently debating the rezoning a 46-acre industrial section of the city within which the property falls. If the rezoning passes, the developer hopes to get the project itself approved and begin excavation later this year. A gas station has been removed from the site and remediation work is complete. The tower would be located right next to Metro-North Railroad’s Mt. Vernon West station.


1625 McDonald Avenue

Two-Story, 5,000-Square-Foot Mixed-Use Commercial Project Planned at 1625 McDonald Avenue, Midwood

Property owner Ronny Shmoel, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a two-story, 5,006-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 1625 McDonald Avenue, in Midwood. The ground floor of the project will host commercial-retail and warehouse space and the second floor will house offices. The ground floor will also feature a seven-car parking garage. Gabriel Gingishvili’s Brooklyn-based MGM Creations is the architect of record. The 46-foot-wide, 5,377-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits have not been filed. The Avenue N stop on the F train is located a block to the north.


475 Bay Street

Developer Acquires Site of Proposed Eight-Story, 214-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 475 Bay Street, Stapleton

BFC Partners is in contract to purchase the 53,922-square-foot vacant lot at 475 Bay Street, in Stapleton, for $4 million, Commercial Observer reported. That’s on Staten Island’s North Shore. As YIMBY reported in 2014, the developer is planning to build an eight-story, 214-unit mixed-use building at the site. Buildings applications call for a project of 183,000 square feet, where 12,500 square feet would be for ground-floor retail space. The apartments, averaging 750 square feet apiece, would be rentals ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. Many of the them would also rent at below-market rates. An exact figure wasn’t given for how many, but BFC would be required to designate 25 percent of the units to affordable housing. The site is located on the southern end of a potentially rezoned 14-block corridor of Bay Street. In fact, the project relies on the rezoning to move forward. Pending the rezoning, BFC hopes to break ground in 2017. Edelman Sultan Knox Wood Architects is the architect of record. The neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station is three blocks to the south.


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